week one: just monkeying around

The Fun

Ice skating at Millennium Park

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10400815_10100518130070373_6971310534796450238_nStarbucks Studying


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The Fitness

  • Monday: Corepower Yoga Sculpt (60 min)
  • Tuesday: Tabata Tuesday at Sweat on State (60 min)
  • Wednesday: 4 mile run outside
  • Thursday: Flywheel spin class (45 min)
  • Friday: Ice Skating (40 min)
  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: Yoga (60 min)


unnamed (36)Sweat on State — like a jungle gym for adults!IMG_1780

The Food

Lauren’s first groceries

unnamed (18)Coffee by the cup – Starbucks Christmas blend, ground espresso-style

unnamed (20)I will never ever get sick of eggs
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Trader Joe’s spinach pizza
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Frozen margaritas are one of the most wonderful treasures of life
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The Feels

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  • What’s your intention for the week?
  • What are your favorite ways to cook chicken sausage? (Random, I know, but I bought them and now I don’t know what to do with them)
  • What’s your favorite margarita flavor?


  1. great quote — really like that. look at you having alllll the fun! enjoyed reading this post. the adult jungle gym workout and the posing-with-mannequins is rad. i don’t like chicken sausage or margaritas (hope we can still be friends) so i’m a fail on those. i like martinis, though? does that count?

  2. I don’t know if I should be impressed or in shock that you spent $130 dollars at a casual mexican restaurant. Haha! I imagine you left feeling pretty good? πŸ™‚

    Chicken sausage in pasta is delicious.. or wait topped on homemade pizza is even better!

  3. Good first week in Chicgo! I love the quote. I will never get sick of eggs either. πŸ™‚ I usually just cut up sausage and cook in coconut oil. You can also add it to other things. Reallyl good with Italian-style food in marinara sauce.

  4. I was in such a cranky mood yesterday, cold, tired, you name it. Then, I went to yoga and about halfway through class I realized I had the choice to set my intention and to change my perspective. So I set my intention to joy and it made such a difference in the rest of my day πŸ™‚

  5. Yay Im glad someone else is new to the city! Also, I must commend you on your wonderful choice of blog theme. Great minds…

    I am ALSO studying for the NASM test! Well, not technically yet since I just bought it on Sun and am waiting for the book, but basically we are the same person.

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